Category Archives: Politics and Elections

“A tragedy in a man, a disaster in a president”

by James M. Wall In the film, The Best Man, written by Gore Vidal, a candidate for president, Joe Cantwell (Cliff Robertson), is arguing with his more principled opponent, William Russell (Henry Fonda). Exasperated at one point, Cantwell says to Russell, “I … Continue reading

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That Which We Feared Has Come Upon Us

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Trump’s Racism and Misogyny Exploited Voters

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Sanders Set to Push Clinton Leftward

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The Atlantic’s 3rd Endorsement in 156 Years

by James M. Wall The Atlantic, a magazine in print since 1857, does not hand out a presidential endorsement except when it feels one of the two choices is a serious danger to the nation. It has made a U.S. presidential endorsement only three … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lincoln, Clinton and Trump

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Would A Surgeon Trust Trump With A Knife?

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Veterans Forum Staged With Show Biz In Mind

by James M. Wall The Commander-in-Chief Forum, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, was televised Wednesday night. The Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America, a veterans organization based in New York City, joined NBC and MSNBC in hosting the event. Billed … Continue reading

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Israel Remains The Untouchable Election Issue

by James M. Wall In recent weeks, I have studied Spotlight, a film that should explain why our current presidential election is about none of the critical issues facing our nation. This Clinton-Trump campaign, is, most certainly, not about the critical foreign policy issue of … Continue reading

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In The Beginning Was Trump’s False Birther Tweet

by James M. Wall In the beginning was Donald J. Trump’s false birther tweet, posted four years ago. The Los Angeles Times‘ Matt Pearce remembers: “On Aug. 6, 2012, the Twitter account @realDonaldTrump posted an important public announcement: “An ‘extremely credible … Continue reading

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